Second:--The people inhabiting this State do affirm and declare that they forever
disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries
hereof, and to all lands lying within said limits owned or held by any Indian or Indian
tribes, and that until the title thereto shall have been extinguished by the United
States, the same shall be and remain subject to the disposition of the United States,
and said Indian lands shall remain under the absolute jurisdiction and control of
the Congress of the United States. The lands belonging to citizens of the United States, residing without this State
shall never be taxed at a higher rate than the lands belonging to residents of this
State; but nothing in this ordinance shall preclude this state from taxing, as other
lands are taxed, any lands owned or held by any Indian who has severed his tribal
relations, and has obtained from the United States or from any person, by patent or
other grant, a title thereto, save and except such lands as have been or may be granted
to any Indian or Indians under any act of Congress, containing a provision exempting
the lands thus granted from taxation, which last mentioned lands shall be exempt from
taxation so long, and to such extent, as is or may be provided in the act of Congress
granting the same.
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